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Greg McGrath-Goudie, LJI Reporter

Greg McGrath-Goudie covers The Blue Mountains and Gray Highlands as part of the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

Recent Work by Greg

Grey Highlands debating source for $200k shortfall in Markdale Hospital funding

Grey Highlands debating source for $200k shortfall in Markdale Hospital funding

The municipality pledged $1.2 million for the hospital when construction begins, and currently has $1 million in a hospital reserve
Grey Highlands propose $2 million in roadwork for 2022

Grey Highlands propose $2 million in roadwork for 2022

Proposed work is spread out over five projects and 12.6 km of roads
TBM working on new parking bylaw, with increased fines

TBM working on new parking bylaw, with increased fines

Pandemic brought challenges in managing parking in TBM, staff said
Grey Highlands planning new playground, swing set for 2022

Grey Highlands planning new playground, swing set for 2022

Play equipment at Eugenia park will be torn down because of safety issues
TBM council considering fireworks restrictions

TBM council considering fireworks restrictions

Following public complaints, staff presented council with five options for regulating fireworks usage and sales
TBM considering $8.5M expansion for Ravenna roads depot

TBM considering $8.5M expansion for Ravenna roads depot

Roads and drainage employees currently working out of rented office trailer
TBM considering $5.1 million landfill expansion

TBM considering $5.1 million landfill expansion

At current consumption rates landfill expansion will be required by 2026, according to the proposed 2022 capital budget
Kinsmen eyeing Feversham Park as site for new outdoor rink

Kinsmen eyeing Feversham Park as site for new outdoor rink

Kinsmen presented request to council Nov. 16, decision will come at a later council meeting
COVID cleaning makes free rentals of Grey Highlands facilities a little more costly

COVID cleaning makes free rentals of Grey Highlands facilities a little more costly

Community grants allow some groups to use municipal buildings for free, but there's still the question of how to pay the $43K in cleaning costs
Grey Highlands considering $1.6 million of new vehicles for 2022

Grey Highlands considering $1.6 million of new vehicles for 2022

Nine vehicles have been requested by various municipal departments to complement/replace aging fleet